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When To Seek Outside Trade Counsel
Cherie Storms

From large to small corporations, at some point in their history, companies will decide if a situation warrants the intervention of outside counsel. Outside counsel can range from a second opinion from a trade advisor or the representation of an international trade lawyer. So what warrants the involvement of each? In this blog, we will discuss the various factors that come into play when making this decision and a few situations in which we recommend getting experienced help.

April 14, 2021
The Cost Of CBSA Examinations
Jan Brock

At some point in every importer's history they will undergo an Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) examination. Therefore, it’s important to understand the costs associated with one. Keep reading to learn about the examination process and how it affects your imports.

April 8, 2021
Everything You Need To Know To Import Your E-Bike Into Canada
Gloria Terhaar

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or new to the hobby, if you are importing for the first time you may feel like you’re pedalling uphill with no resistance! Not to worry, here is everything you need to know if you want to import your power-assisted bicycle (e-bike) or electric scooter into Canada.

March 24, 2021
New Websites Launch
Stefanie Tokarchuk

With over 67 years of experience in international trade, PCB Customs Brokers is on a mission to help make the process easier. We have spent much time redesigning your online experience and are excited to announce the launch of our new sites: and

February 24, 2021
Free Video Series | Exporting Food To Canada
Jan Brock

PCB Customs Brokers has developed a series of short videos on the topic "How to Export Food to Canada"

February 18, 2021
CARM | What Are Importer Security Bonds And Why Do I Need One?
Jan Brock

Importers and customs brokers post security with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to obtain release of goods with deferred accounting and payment privileges.

February 11, 2021
Attn Steel Importers: Your Tariff May Have Changed
Gloria Terhaar

Canadian steel importers should take note that on February 1st, 2021, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff affecting imports of certain steel products.

February 4, 2021
Entrepreneurs’ New Year’s Import Resolutions
Cherie Storms

We have drafted a list of easy-to-do or delegate international trade resolutions for your business so that you can kick those nagging “should-dos” to the curb and focus on what you can fit into your busy workday.

January 28, 2021
CBSA 2021 Trade Verification List | Part 1
Gloria Terhaar

Twice a year, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) releases its Trade Compliance Verification priorities list. CBSA manages trade compliance with the tariff classification, customs valuation, and origin programs.

January 20, 2021
The Learning Center’s 2021 Events Calendar Now Open For Registration!
Adriana Petty

Here you will find our upcoming calendar for the year. With the pandemic still very much a thing in our lives our in-class sessions remain suspended for the health and safety of everyone. Each session listed below is delivered in an online environment.

January 13, 2021